and speaker boehner's speech last night? take a look at what a blank check looks like. president obama. that's right, he isn't asking for a blank check to spend more money, he's proposed $4.7 trillion in cuts and boehner basically told him to go to hell. $4.7 trillion. shared sacrifice is what the president of the united states has been talking about, and you know what would have been in that $4.7 trillion? medicare, medicaid, social security. but you know, that deal was gone. that was the deal that boehner didn't take. but $4.7 trillion! how many zeros is that? one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven! what is the price of president obama's failure to the republicans? hell, it is a blank check.